Monkfish

Waters:Western Atlantic Ocean; U.S. Atlantic coast as far south as North Carolina; coasts of Mexico and Brazil Description (in water): A large (up to 50 lbs.), fleshy, sand-colored fish with a huge head and oversized mouth; not a beauty-pageant winner. By twitching a long filament that protrudes from the head, the monkfish lures shellfish and other prey to satiate its enormous appetite. Description (in market): Only the tail end of the fish is edible; this portion is usually skinned and filleted…...

monkfish

(genus Squatina), any of 10 to 12 species of shark that constitute a single genus (family Squatinidae, order Squatiniformes) and characterized by ...
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monkfish

(noun)(pejorative) Term used to describe a person of the opposite sex who is attractive enough when presented well and will suffice for the time being but is only a substitute for the ideal mate. Said person is adequate as in the culinary dish Monkfish but is not the quality of Lobster.
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monkfish

[n] - flesh of a large-headed anglerfish of North American Atlantic waters
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Monkfish

• (n.) The angler (Lophius). • (n.) The angel fish (Squatina).
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monkfish

noun flesh of a large-headed anglerfish of the Atlantic waters of North America
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Monkfish

Monk'fish noun (Zoology) (a) The angel fish ( Squatina ). (b) The angler ( Lophius ).
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Monkfish

A saltwater fish of which only the tail meat is eaten.
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monkfish

Also called angler fish is named for the way it lures its prey. A bottom dweller, it has a long filament, which grows from its head, and it twitches and resembles a worm When the prey fish attacks the "worm", it's engulfed by the huge mouth of the Monkfish (also known as Angler, lotte, bellyfish, frogfish, sea devil, and goosefish). No...
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Monkfish

This large low-fat, firm-textured salt-water fish has a mild, sweet flavor similar to lobster. Sometimes referred to as 'poor man's lobster.' Also called 'Angler,' 'Lotte,' 'Belly-Fish,' 'frogfish,' 'Sea Devil,' and 'Goosefish.'
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